August 11, 2011

Mitzvah Costs: The Complete List

When you begin to plan your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration, it’s helpful to sit down and come up with a budget. That usually begins with a list of the various vendors you will need to make your child’s celebration special. Your initial list is something similar to the below: Catering Hall/Venue,
Yarmulkes, Invitations, DJ,
Photo Favors,
Photographer and Videographer, Centerpieces/Décor,
Board,
Clothes for Family,
Hair/Make-Up But what about all the other hidden costs […]
April 13, 2011

Planning a party in Israel – is it feasible?

Minor life-cycle celebrations are usually held at home. When it comes to more significant events, such as Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, weddings and golden anniversaries many Jews throughout America choose to celebrate in Israel. Their major desire is to achieve a personally meaningful experience, and also to support Israel, to cut down their guest list, to avoid social pressures and to minimize costs. Here are some points to consider when […]
April 13, 2011

A different kind of Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration!

OK, OK – this is an attempt at being lighthearted!  Personally, I think it’s great! Harvey wanted to celebrate his son Josh’s Bar Mitzvah in a unique and spectacular way.  None of that “keeping up with the Goldbergs” for him – Harvey was The Trendsetter himself! Having looked into a Bar Mitzvah cruise and a Bar Mitzvah Safari, he decided that his big surprise would be a Bar Mitzvah in […]
April 11, 2011

It’s all about the Party Favors!

Many people chose to leave their guests Party Favors: a parting gift or souvenir from their Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah celebration. This serves as a token of thanks for participating in the event and helping to make it so special, and also serves as a reminder of the special occasion. Here are a few ideas of original and meaningful gifts you can leave for you visitors: “Images Through Time” […]
April 11, 2011

Bar Mitzvah Ceremony 101

The Bar Mitzvah ceremony A bar mitzvah is one of the most important landmark occasions in one’s Jewish life. At the age of 13, the Bar Mitzvah boy is entered into the world of mitzvot, the world in which he assumes responsibility for himself as a member of the Jewish community. The word “bar” is the Aramaic word for “son of”, the word “Mitzvah” means “commandment” in both Hebrew and Aramaic.  […]
April 11, 2011

The very best Bar Mitzvah Invitations

We’re on the prowl for the best Bar/Bat Mitzvah invitations! If you think you have got one that is worthy…then let us know! Eyal Goodman’s Bar Mitzvah Invitation:  
April 10, 2011

To Speech writer..or not not to Speech writer: that is the question!

You don’t know whether to hire a speech writer for your son’s Bar Mitzvah or your daughters Bat Mitzvah?  You’re not alone!  When people come across our service, they are often hesitant to use it!  To help you decide, we have published a real email conversation between us and a client… Client: Would you have any samples of speeches that I can read just to get a feel for what […]
April 10, 2011

Budgeting Tips for your Bar Mitzvah

If at just the thought of your Bar or Bat Mitzvah party expenses you break into a nervous sweat – you’re not alone!  According to, the average person spends around $9500 on a Bar or Bat Mitzvah party, which is not to be scoffed at.  At we want to help our readers cut the unnecessary costs, so you can invest money in the most important aspects of your […]
April 10, 2011

Read this two weeks before your son’s Bar Mitzvah: last minute Bar Mitzvah Tips

You may have been planning your sons Bar Mitzvah for months now, and everything is ready  – the bar mitzvah invitations are out, the bar mitzvah caterer has been chosen (and is cooking away) and your son has been chanting through the nights as he practices his Torah portion.  You have worked so hard…and soon this is all going to be wonderful memory!  But DON”T let yourself fall on the […]
April 10, 2011
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102 Cracking Bar and Bat Mitzvah Theme Ideas

You’re looking to find a fantastic theme for your son’s bar mitzvah or your daughter’s bat mitzvah?  Here it is: the longest Bar and Bat Mitzvah theme idea list that you will find on the web!  Let us know what works for you.  If you have any more ideas, feel free to comment below and help all the other brainstorming Bar/Bat Mitzvah parents! My Favorite Place Me in the future […]